Organization profile

Organisation profile

English Studies has four broad areas of research strength:


English Literature: As well as offering research experience in all areas of literary studies, from the Renaissance to the present, staff in English have specialisms in Canadian Literature, digital humanities, Scottish writing, animal studies, and literature, culture and place.


Literary Linguistics: Literary Linguistics at Strathclyde involves the application of theories and methods from linguistics to literary texts. In particular, staff and postgraduates are currently researching metrics, computational text analysis, the linguistic encoding of gender, and a range of cognitive processes involved in reading, including metaphor, and spatial representation in texts.


Creative Writing: Creative writing at the University of Strathclyde includes expertise in fiction; creative non-fiction; and poetry. Staff are also involved in publishing – in relation to publishing houses and journals, and in running literary competition (the Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition), as well as in participating in and running creative writing conferences and literary festivals.


Journalism: Journalism research at Strathclyde specialises in the study of politics, representation and ethics in news. Researchers specialise in the influence of mediatisation on political discourse, the dynamic between professional news practices and objectivity, and issues of ethical conduct across investigative journalism and the theory and practice of reporting.

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animal Social Sciences
Poetry Arts & Humanities
writer Social Sciences
Animals Arts & Humanities
Language Arts & Humanities
linguistics Social Sciences
Poem Arts & Humanities
book review Social Sciences

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Elizabeth Adams

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Kathryn Allison Ailes

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Nadeem ASLAM

Projects 2005 2023

Research Output 1983 2019

Advertising poetry, the working-class poet, and the victorian newspaper press

Blair, K., 23 Jan 2018, 23, 1, p. 103-118 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Working Class
Victorian Era

Applied humour in creative product design

Hatcher, G., Ion, W., MacLachlan, R., Wodehouse, A., Simpson, B. & Marlow, M., 29 Aug 2018, Creativity and Humour. Luria, S. R., Baer, J. & Kaufman, J. C. (eds.). London, (Explorations in Creativity Research).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Product design
2 Citations
Open Access
Conceptual design
Product design


New engineering design processes through humour

Hatcher, G. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 31 Oct 2016



AHRC Leadership Fellowship

Erica Fudge (Recipient), Sep 2016

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


AHRC Research Fellowship

David Kinloch (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Developing methods for analysing and evaluating literary engagement in digital contexts

Anouk Lang (Recipient), 1 Jan 2014

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Social Media
Cultural Values

Activities 1995 2019

British Animal Studies Network: Emotion

Erica Fudge (Participant)
26 Apr 201927 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

PGR Writing Workshop with Susan Richardson

Erica Fudge (Participant)
26 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesTo be assigned

Symposium on D H Lawrence

Sarah Edwards (Speaker)
Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Digital linguistic analysis as a rehearsal tool at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Jonathan Hope (Participant), Michael Witmore (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalCulture and creativity, Professional practice, training and standards


The Edinburgh World Writers' Conference - Cultural, Creative and Economic Benefits

Eleanor Bell (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalCulture and creativity, Economic and commerce